APRIL 29-30th, May 1st, 2017
Varenna, Villa Monastero – Lake Como (Italy)
Three main sessions, which will be held in English, are planned for the celebration:
- The award of an acknowledgement to the memory of Salvatore Dell’Oca by Università degli Studi di Milano – Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra “Ardito Desio”- for his instrumental activity to the development of speleology after the end of World War II;
- The 120th anniversary of the foundation of the Gruppo Grotte Milano, one of the very first speleological groups in Italy, still actively operating;
- Libraries transition from paper to modern technologies, new technologies in cave survey and scientific research.
Speleologists and cavers are invited to participate in this 3rd International Symposium, which is organized at Villa Monastero. This area, also well known for its superb speleological sites, is home to the cave of Fiumelatte, visited By Leonardo da Vinci in the XV century and also recorded in the Atlantic Codex.